American Indian Workshop

Events / Exhibitions / Congresses


Cancellation of these events, or switch to virtual events, possible due to Corona Pandemic. Please check webpages!

August 31 - October 05


Film Festival

First Indigenous Film Festival


September 24 - November 12




Humanities Center, Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX/USA

September 28 - October 01


International Conference

Vienna Anthropology Days

New Institute Building (NIG)

October 01 - 02

International Conference

Environmental Crimes Conference

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands/UK

October 01 - 03

International Conference

Gulf South History & Humanities Conference

The Hotel Bentley
Alexandria, LA/USA

October 02 - 04

Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA) Conference

Indigenous Studies Area

Westin Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN/USA

October 03 - November 22


Indigenous History Conference - A Plymouth 400 Signature Event

Here it Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight

Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA/USA

- October 04

Special Exhibition

Laughter and Resilience: Humor in Native American Art

Wheelwright Museum
Santa Fe, NM/USA

October 05 - 08


UArctic Congress 2020

University of Iceland

October 08 - 10


The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) Sixth Biennial Symposium

Washington, DC/USA

October 09 - 11

BrANCH Conference

Annual Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH) Conference

Madingley Hall

October 11 - 15

Salzburg Global American Studies Program

What Future for Democracy? Polarization, Culture and Resilience in America and the World

Session 678

Schloss Leopoldskron

October 12


Virtual Event

Indigenous Foodways Past and Present

D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Newberry Library
Chicago, IL/USA

October 12


Virtual Event

Indigenous Peoples Day

American Indian & Indigenous Community Center, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA/USA

October 12 - 14

International Conference

Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples - The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA/USA

October 14 - 17

Annual Western History Association (WHA) Conference

Migrations, Meeting Grounds, and Memory

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque & Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, NM/USA

October 15 - 17


Virtual Conference

University Art Association of Canada (UAAC-AAUC) Conference

Simon Fraser University (SFU), University of British Columbia (UBC) and University Art Association of Canada (UAAC)
Vancouver, BC/Canada

October 15 - November 15


American Indian and Indigenous Heritage Month

American Indian & Indigenous Community Center, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA/USA

October 16 - 27

Conrad E. Wright Research Conference

“Shall Not Be Denied”: The 15th and 19th Amendments at the Sesquicentennial and Centennial of their Ratifications

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA/USA

August 15 - October 18

Special Exhibition

Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America

SeaCity Museum, Civic Centre

October 21


Virtual Lunch Series Talk

Remapping the Yaqui Experience: Mobility in Everyday Life and Community Formation

American Indian & Indigenous Community Center, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA/USA

October 24

New Netherland Institute (NNI) Conference

Race and Slavery in North America's Dutch Communities

African Burial Ground National Monument
New York City, NY/USA

October 26 - 27

International American Studies Conference of the American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)

Movement and Mobility in America

Department of Foreign Language Education, Ondokuz Mayıs University

October 26 - 28


Annual Repatriation Conference

Growing Community & Moving Forward after 30 Years of NAGPRA

ALL VIRTUAL Community Conference

November 01 - 15

Film Festival

25th Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards

Los Angeles, CA/USA

November 01 - February 28, 2021

Special Exhibition

Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art

Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, CT/USA

November 02 - 06

World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education (WIPCE)

Indigenous Education Sovereignty: Our Voices - Our Futures

Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide, South Australia/Australia

November 03 - 06

Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASCLE)

Transcreations - Creaturely encounters as cultural artefacts

University of Granada

November 04 - 08


American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE) Virtual Workshop

Virtual Event Workshops & Graduate Student Digital Ethnohistory Projects


November 05 - 06


Exclude to Include. Global Perspectives on Boarding Schools, their Participants and Processes during the 19th and 20th Centuries

University of Münster

November 05 - 07


Association for Ethnic Studies Conference

Department of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH/USA

November 11 - 13

International Workshop

Colonial Paradigms of Violence: Comparative Analysis of the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Killing

Center for Holocaust Studies, Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ)

November 12 - 13

Interdisciplinary Conference

Civil Society and the Law: Civil Disobedience, Protests and the (Re)writing of Environmental Politics

UNIL - University of Lausanne

November 12 - 13

Canadian Business History Association/l'association canadienne pour l'histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA) Meeting

CBHA/ACHA Annual Meeting

University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB/Canada

November 12 - 15

Society for the History of Discoveries Annual Meeting

New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: Cultural Crossroads

Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans
New Orleans, LA/USA

November 12 - 15

International Conference

Circus and its Others 2020

University of California
Davis, CA/USA

November 16 - 20

International Conference

Visual Depictions of the American West - How the West Was Drawn and What It Showed Us

University Ca' Foscari of Venice
Venezia, VE/Italy

November 18 - 22

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting

Truth and Responsibility

Cervantes Convention Center at America's Center
St. Louis, MO/USA

November 19 - 20

International Conference

Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution: Comparative Research between Oceania and the Americas

Université de Bretagne Occidentale

November 19 - 22

Southern Historical Association Meeting

Annual Meeting

Sheraton Memphis Downtown
Memphis, TN/USA

November 20


History Graduate Student Association Annual Conference

Challenging Dominant Historical Narratives

California State University
Long Beach, CA/USA

November 24 - 27

European Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL) Conference

Narrations of Origins in World Cultures and the Arts

University of Torino

August 10 - November 27

Special Exhibition by Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort, KY/USA

Native Reflections: Visual Art by American Indians of Kentucky

Various locations in Kentucky

November 05


Louisiana Historical Association (LHA) Online Presentations



Louisiana Historical Association (LHA)
Baton Rouge, LA/USA

November 27 - 28

Swiss Association for North American Studies Biennial Conference

Work: A Conference on the Labors of Language, Culture, and History

School of Humanties and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen
St. Gallen/Switzerland

[November, tba]

41st American Indian Workshop

Indigenous Shapes of Water & Current Research

Department of Ethnology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University

November 30 - December 03

Island Dynamics Conference



December 08 - 12


International PhD Webinar

American History / American Studies

Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS)

December 08 - 12

Conference of the European Early American Studies Association (EEASA)

Colonisations, revolutions, and reinventions in early America and the Atlantic World 1600-1848

University of Poitiers

December 09 - 12

Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference in North American Studies

North America: Inclusive, Exclusive, and Exceptional

University of Helsinki


February 25


Louisiana Historical Association (LHA) Online Presentations



Louisiana Historical Association (LHA)
Baton Rouge, LA/USA

[Spring 2021]


Washington Early American Seminar

University of Maryland
College Park, MD/USA

[Spring 2021]


Ecological Spiritualities

Program for the Evolution of Spirituality, Harvard Divinity School
Cambridge, MA/USA

[postponed to 2021]

Summer School

European Summer School in Canadian Studies (ESSCS 2020)

University of Vienna & University of Insbruck
Vienna & Innsbruck/Austria

January 04 - 07

American Historical Association (AHA) Meeting

135th Annual Meeting

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA/USA

January 28 - 29

International Conference

Global Provenance. Revisiting Appropriated Heritage in the Light of Inclusive Partnerships

Palais de Rumine

February 04 - 07

Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture

Religion and Environment: Relations and Relationality

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ/USA

February 06 - 07


International Conference on Film Studies

(De)Constructing Cinematic Identities

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

February 19 - 21

Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS)

Ecologies – Environments – Ethics

Hotel am Badersee

- February 28

Special Exhibition

Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art

Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, CT/USA

March 03 - 07

Society of Early Americanists (SEA) Conference

The Many Pasts, Presents, & Futures of Early America

Emory Conference Center & Hotel, Emory University
Atlanta, GA/USA

March 11 - 13

Louisiana Historical Association (LHA) Meeting

63rd Annual Meeting

Holiday Inn Alexandria Downtown Convention Center
Alexandria, LA/USA

April 08 - 10

College English Association 52nd Annual Conference


Sheraton Hotel
Birmingham, AL/USA

April 12 - 17

Symposium on the American Indian

Visionaries of Indian Country

Northeastern State University, University Center
Tahlequah, OK/USA

April 13 - 15


Colors and Cultures—couleurs et cultures

Université de Haute-Alsace

Universität Basel,

[April 2021]

ICME, INTERCOM & ICOM Joint Conference

Transforming Collecting Policies in Museums: the Need for Leadership and Societal Responsibility

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

April 30 - May 01

Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

Land Back: Indigenous Landscapes of Resurgence and Freedom

Dumbarton Oaks
Washington, DC/USA

May 11 - 15


Rural Women’s Studies Association (RWSA) Triennial Conference - Virtual Conference

Kitchen Table Talk to Global Forum

University of Guelph
Guelph, ON/Canada

May 29 - June 07

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Northern Relations

University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AL/Canada

June 09 - 11

[online partcipation possible]

Hybrid NIAS Conference

Studies of Belonging

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS)

[June 2021]

Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain Confernce

Indigenous Mobilities – Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire

Reid Hall

[June 2021]

42nd American Indian Workshop

[Title to be announced]

Department of British and American Studies, European University Cyprus

[June 2021]


Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists

Earlham College
Richmond, IN/USA

June 17 - 20

Sixth European Congress on World and Global History

Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion


July 05 - 09

European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference

Same planet, different worlds: environmental histories imagining anew

University of Bristol

August 05 - 07

International Conference

Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia: A Conference on the Scholarship of Indigenous Knowledge

Seneca Resort and Casino
Niagara Falls, NY/USA

August 19 - 21


20/21 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan/Canada

August 29 - September 01

Summer Academy of Atlantic History

Atlantic Worlds between the Global and the National

Kloster Bernried
Lake Starnberg, Bavaria/Germany

September 02 - 04

International Conference

Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures

University of Klagenfurt

September 17 - 18

Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) Seminar

Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South

James A. Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center
Winston-Salem, NC/USA

September 24 - 26


Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution

Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga, NY/USA

[Fall 2021]

American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE) Meeting

Intimacy and Interaction

Duke University
Durham, NC/USA

[Fall 2021]

Joint Symposium & Workshop

Campuses and Colonialism

William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University
Ranchos de Taos, NM/USA


Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC/USA

November 10 - 14

Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE)

Intimacy and Interaction

Durham, NC/USA

November 30 - December 02

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) Conference

International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museum

Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Washington, DC/USA


[exact date tba]

Film Festival

Indianer Inuit: The North American Film Festival


[Date to be announced]

43rd American Indian Workshop

[Title to be announced]


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